The top two players in the rear farm tire replacement market are shifting more of their focus to radial tire offerings, Modern Tire Dealer’s market share statistics show.
With the January 2016 issue, Modern Tire Dealer is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Facts Issue. Or, more specifically, the Facts Section, which dominates the issue.
When Sam Gibara-led Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. entered into an alliance with Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. in 1999, it was considered by all accounts a bold move. Not everyone, however, was optimistic that the union would work out for both parties.
When Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. formed an alliance in June 1999, Sumitomo said it aimed to achieve five objectives.
You would be hard-pressed to find a segment of the automotive aftermarket that has had the dramatic, sustained growth of ultra-high performance tires. Would you believe a 947% increase in the United States over the last 20 years?
No tire distribution channel has experienced more growth in the last six years than the automobile dealership channel. And Ford Motor Co. has led the way.
The truck tire market sure seems to be getting more competitive, doesn't it? Bridgestone Commercial Solutions must think so, because it is raising the stakes in 2013.
More truck tires in the United States are retreaded using the Bandag precure system than any other. The Bridgestone Commercial Solutions Group oversees Bandag retreading.
Of all the replacement consumer tire brands sold in the United States -- more than 150 at last count -- which is the 15th most popular?
Locally, nationally or globally, the World Wide Web is becoming a necessary part of marketing and selling high performance tires. At the very least it can add to your bottom line.
In a move designed to build brand recognition and accelerate the growth of its market share in the United States, Hankook Tire America Corp. has unveiled plans for a broad range of marketing activities throughout 2011.
When supply is greater than demand, tire manufacturers tend to reduce supply. Maybe they shift to a five-day production schedule. Maybe they close a plant. But they all find ways to reduce costly inventory.
First it was floor mats. Then accelerator pedals. Now brakes and power steering hoses. Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. is starting the year off on a bad note.